Apple, you need to be careful of Amazon. Amazon has today launched a new web based music store specifically for iPhone users. iOS users can now go to amazon.com/mp3 to purchase music from the website directly for their iPhone, and everything is synced with your Amazon ID. Each song can be previewed for 30 seconds. Read More
At an event today, even Amazon’s Jeff Bezos agreed that Android tablets suck. Before unveiling the new Kindle Fire tablets, Jeff Bezos clearly identified the competition and agreed for the fact that Android tablets are horrible and don’t work.
Here is what he said –
“Customers are smart. Last year, there were more than two dozen Android tablets launched into the marketplace, and nobody bought ‘em. Why? Because they’re gadgets, and people don’t want gadgets anymore. They want services that improve over time. They want services that improve every day, every week, and every month.”
Here comes Amazon into the whole 3D maps war. With Apple replacing Google Maps in iOS 6 and rolling out its very own 3D maps applications, Amazon wants to do the same thing, of-course. Amazon has acquired UpNext to signal that an Amazon powered Maps application could be making its way to the Kindle Fire, without Google’s permission. Read More
TinyCo, an application development company have shared their revenue sources and shed light on which company generates more revenue per user. TinyCo prepared a chart for revenues that come in for the game Tiny Village from the Apple App Store, Amazon App Store and Google Play. It appears that for TinyCo, the Amazon App Store has been performing way above expectations and also leaves behind the Apple App Store in terms of revenue. For devices including phones and tablets, 100% of the revenue comes in from the Apple App Store, 180% from the Amazon App Store and 65% from Google Play. Read More
Amazon have posted a new advertisement that yet again takes aim at the iPad. The company via the Ad tries to convey the message that cost of three kindles make up for one iPad and that the iPad is bad for reading in direct sunlight. The Kindle Fire has not got positive reviews from reviewers and although it is affordable and is wrapped up in a new modified version of Android, sales are nowhere near that of the iPad. Read More
We all know that Apple dosen’t approve of other companies being ahead of them in the market. One of their typical actions occurred again today. They have removed a third party App from the App Store which allows people to access their music and more on their iOS devices. Amazon’s Cloud Drive is a competitor to Apple’s iCloud service. Like iCloud it allows you to access photos, contacts, calendars and the addition of music and books. This App links directly with your Amazon ID and pushes your data to all of your iOS devices that you have the App installed on. Again, much like iCloud.
Amazon has finally unveiled its long anticipated tablet, the Kindle Fire, which may challenge the Apple iPad in the tablet market.
Amazon showed off the tablet with a 7 inch screen on Wednesday, in New York. The Kindle Fire sports a colored 7 inch touch screen display and runs on a totally redesigned version of Google’s Android. Amazon is also using its web-based experience to make browsing the web extremely smooth and fast with its new tablet. In-fact, the techniques that Amazon is using could make webpages load faster on the Kindle Fire than the iPad 2 with A5. Amazon Silk the browser that powers the tablet learns users behaviors and starts caching often visited pages for quicker load times. It offloads content to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) that shrinks it to a more efficient size. The iPad however, has a larger screen of 9.7 inches, which has its own advantages. Read More
As is everything on Amazon.com, their Appstore has been a great place to pick up Apps for your Android devices. With the one paid App for free for a day program, Amazon has managed to capture a lot of Android hearts. However ever since it’s launch, this AppStore has only been available in the U.S.A, which is of disadvantage to users outside the country such as myself. It now appears though as if the restrictions have been lifted.
Om Malik of GigaOM has got a tip from an unidentified source who told him that Apple has acquired iCloud.com for $4.5 million. Apple has not brought the company, but rather the domain name iCloud.com for $4.5 million. The company has changed its name to CloudMe.com, and it appears that Apple is building a cloud based locker service similar to Amazon’s cloud storage services. Read More